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Are Cigars Bad For Your Health?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (11 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

I'm a non-smoker (at least when it comes to tobacco Big grin), but some of my cow-orkers claim that cigars aren't bad for your health as
a) the smoke isn't inhaled (like Clinton use to do  Laugh out loud)
b) there's no nicotine in cigars (I find that hard to believe)

What's the truth here ?


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User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

One thing is for sure, they are not good for you.  Nuts

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4747 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

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User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

I know a few cigar smokers

For some of them, I would say that the health might not be damaged (which remains to be proved), but the brain is definitely damaged...


User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

My Philosophy teacher told us that Freud died of an awful mouth cancer because he "poimpait le cigare" so I guess it's dangerous.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21581 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

As far as I know, cigars are even more dangerous than cigarettes.

They sure as hell contain nicotine, but the nicotine isn´t what kills you, it just gets you addicted.

It´s the tar, the carbon monoxide and all the other dirt in the smoke that gives you cancer and the other diseases.

And without any kind of filter in a cigar, you´ll get the full blast of it.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 6 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

I don't know. Did anyone ask Monica about that?  Big grin

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 4 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

Each Cigar contains about all the chemicals of 4 cigarettes, but if your like me and smoke them maybe a couple times a month then its not really a concern.

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13930 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
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What about smoking a pipe instead? It seems like it wouldn't be as harmful as a cigar - you don't get anywhere near the amount of tobacco as in a cigar, your lips never touch it, etc.

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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21581 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

As far as I remember, pipes will get you a lower lung cancer rate, but a much higher rate of tongue cancer and related forms. Again, there´s usually no filter in pipes.
There is no "harmless" way of smoking I´m aware of.

User currently offlineSplitzer From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Have just done this in Biology soo here goes

The pipes are going to be just as bad - tobacco smokes contains carcinogens in the smoke - which basically get transported around the body in the blood stream from the lungs to every single cell! So the reality is it doesn't matter if you touch the tobacco, because the stuff that kills you still gets around your body.

Another point (from my Biology teacher) is if you extracted all the Nicotine in a typical cigarette and injected it, it would stop your heart and kill you - luckily much of the Nicotine isn't absorbed.

Smoking is just....urgh!

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Likewise with smokeless chewing tobacco/snuff. Higher mouth mechanics cancer rates. It appears there are no "safe" tobacco products irrespective of how you use them. That these products are large tax revenue producers probably insures their availability for a long time, though. Regards...Jack

all best; jack
User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2655 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Regular smokers inhale alot more chemicals in a month than a cigar smoker that smokes a cigar or two every month like me. They're not as dangerous I think.

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Nicotine is in the tobacco plant right for the get-go right? Meaning its natural in it?

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